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“disciple – a person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another”
With homeschooling we are blessed with and challenged by the freedom to choose exactly who or what doctrines we adhere to. The question for the Christian homeschool family then becomes, who is our homeschool a disciple of? Who or what are we following?
Are we disciples of a homeschool philosophy?
Are we disciples of learning styles?
Are we disciples of curriculum?
Don’t get me wrong here. These things ARE good things and we would do well to study them. They are not the problem in and of themselves.
The problem comes when we know more about them than we know about God’s Word. When we study the philosophies and teachings of man more than the teachings of Christ. Or more simply, they become more important than reading the Bible, praying, or worship.
It really all comes down to this, doesn’t it? The constant checking of our life to see if we’re keeping our eyes on Jesus. That dying of self and putting Him first.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33″
And since I do not count myself an expert on your heart, this is where my words end and I simply encourage you to seek the will of the Father for your life and homeschool. Because sometimes change really is necessary.
I’m linking up with the Teach Them Diligently bloggers again this week.